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BALLESTEROS DE VALDERRAMA, BLANCA PATRICIA; NOVOA-GOMEZ, MONICA MARÍA and SACIPA-RODRIGUEZ, STELLA. Cultural Practices of High-School Students Ascribed and not Ascribed to a Peace Network. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.3, pp. 683-702. ISSN 1657-9267.
The article presents the cultural practices analysis of a group of private and public schools students, some of them ascribed to the Red de Jóvenes por la Paz (Youth for Peace Network) and their pairs not ascribed to the Red. Methodology included the functional analysis based on the multisource information (from 12 students, some of their teachers, and some NGOs members), and multimethod evaluation (interviews, field diaries, and cine forum). Results are presented through the diagrams and cultural practices analysis proposed Mattaini (1996, 2001a), where contingencies related to youth practices are detailed. The analysis permitted to conclude that peace behaviors were similar in female and male, with some differences related to motivational conditions; the way how some initiatives identified and named as Peace spaces is discussed, in terms of how they should intentionally focus and aboard the issue, with its complexity, and recognizing youth as its conceptualizing and acting-out actors.
Keywords : Cultural Practices; Functional Analysis; Macrocontingencies; Youth Practices; Young Adults; Culture Of Peace; Functional Analysis.